Saturday, May 16, 2009

Playing the waiting game

A couple of days ago, Carrie e-mailed me asking if baby grandson had arrived yet. I let her know that we were all on pins and needles "waiting". She then asked me what I was working on to stay busy. Well, truth be told, I wasn't working on anything because I didn't want to get interrupted in the middle of a project. I got to thinking about that logic and it didn't make any sense at all.

So, I pulled out one of the Jo Morton little kits that I bought way back last September at the Portland Quilt Show Expo. It was fast and easy and I finished piecing, quilting, and binding it...and still no baby call.

Look who wants another 15 minutes of fame.... See that little face to the right?


And as I snapped this picture, look who wanted to be a part of it?

No Jack? I must be quicker than he is...


And...remember Betty here? Well, it seems she's relapsed. She's going back in the shop for some more medicine! I guess that means more handwork for me!

And.........still no baby!

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

Love the colors and simplicity of your little quilt. Sorry your machine is sick. Nothing worse!!!

MARCIE said...

What on earth is wrong with your 440? Are you overworking her? Aren't you glad you decided to finish that little cutie! I love it--and so simple! I can't believe how many cats in boxes I have seen on blogs this week. Tho none named Jack--the official quilt tester!

Carrie ~ said...

Anne your Pick-up Sticks turned out very cute. sorry about Betty,, I guess she could be called Betty Boop!!! he he

Waiting is one of the hardest things to do, Jack seems to be ancy too.

Karen said...

I love the picture with your cat climbing onto the new small quilt!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Ohh so cute! Love the little quilty!

Babies... they sure come on their own schedule, don't they?

Jack is very handsome!

Janet said...

That's a lovely wee quilt and it looks like all the quilts get the cat scan! There's probably a baby by now!

Sue said...

Oooh I love that Jo Morton quilt! I am working on one of her patterns too right now called 'Richmond'. It too was a kit that I bought at a quilt shop in West Virginia earlier this year. Don't ya just love her?

Man, your Bernina woes are a bit scary for me as I have one! Hope you get her all fixed up!

I hope the baby comes soon. We are waiting for the arrival of my great nephew. He was due May 9!

Can't wait to see baby pics!

Candace said...

I love those little Jo Morton kits, Anne! I think Jack wants this one for himself! Sorry about Betty - too bad we aren't closer - I'd lend you my 153QE!!
Cheers!

Yvette said...

Poor Betty! My girl had to go in three times to get it perfect. I hope 2 is your magic number.

RachelJane said...

That is one cute little quilt! And one cute BIG cat ☺
Poor Betty. My Bernice sends her best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Fingers crossed for a quick arrival of the much-anticipated baby grandson.

Anonymous said...

Anne I love your pick up sticks..cute..That baby will arrive in his or her own good time..tedious to wait though...Louise

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I LOVE that little Joe quilt Anne. It's soooo cute. Jack is too much. Maybe he wants to sew?
Sorry about your machine and about that little grandson.........what is he waiting for???

Carol said...

Love your little Jo Morton quilt...oh your poor, poor Betty! And these babies just come when they are ready...he just doesn't know how many people are waiting to love him.

Lori said...

Lovely little quilt Anne. So sorry about waiting some MORE! You may have to make another quilt!!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What beautiful work you do! Sorry about the "Betty" and the baby not appearing yet:)
Rondell

Quilt Hollow said...

You know Anne, it is a really good thing you enjoy hand work...I'm just sayin. Warranty right?!!!
I have that little Jo number made up too and hanging on a peg in my kitchen area. :-)

Crispy said...

Oh man Anne, not again. I would be writing Bernina if it's the same problem.

Love how you outsmarted Jack LOL.

Crispy

Kaaren said...

Oh no...a machine that's ill! At least you managed to finish that darling quilt before it gave up the ghost. I hope that they can do emergency surgery right away.

Jack's a riot! Just give him a little box and he'll be happy.

Carrie P. said...

I guess Jack wanted a better picture than just being in a box. Love your little quilt.

Janet said...

I love your little quilt - it looks great!
Its a very hard thing to wait for a baby but its worth it :0)

Thimbleanna said...

That little quilt is adorable. I hope the call has come by now!